The tireless social worker who created the Settlement Cookbook will be the subject of the annual History, Landmark and Museum tea on Thursday, April 6, at 1 p.m. Ellie Gettinger, education director at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, will be the speaker. The presentation is free and no reservations are required.
Ellie will look at the origin and impact of “The Settlement Cook Book: The Way to a Man’s Heart.” Lizzie Black Kander, creator of the book, will be a major focus.
Published in 1903, the book featured authentic American recipes, European cooking, and Jewish favorites. It was put together by the cooking students at the Milwaukee Settlement House and was an important staple of the American kitchen for more than 50 years.
Born in Milwaukee in 1858, Lizzie helped to establish and was president of Milwaukee’s first social settlement, known simply as “the Settlement” in 1900. Kander believed that food was a powerful means of religious and cultural expression, and she used culinary reform to aid in the assimilation of immigrant girls and to introduce immigrant women to American consumer culture.
Take a visual tour of the exotic Galapagos Islands in the South American country of Ecuador at the WWC clubhouse on April 11 at 1 p.m.
Club member and travel expert Lisa Hoppe and her husband Dean will be the speakers. They will describe hiking through the fascinating isles and spotting a rich variety of wildlife such as seals, tortoises, and blue-footed boobies.
Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. The free presentation is sponsored by the Cultural Activities committee. Please make a reservation with Joan Riggin at 414-256-6904 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The development of modern shopping malls and how they influence our lives will be discussed at the club’s March 16 tea. The free event begins at 1 p.m. and no reservations are required.
Bob Smith, an executive in the real estate industry for many years, will look at four different major retail malls including Brookfield Square, Mayfair, Ford City-Chicago, and River Park Square in Spokane, WA. He will focus on how they have changed over time to draw customers.
Bob was general manager at Mayfair in the early 1990s and had significant roles in other shopping mall projects before retiring in 2012. He is married to Mary Smith, a WWC club member.
Irish music, singing, dancing and stories will be the entertainment at the March 2 general meeting. Green Sails, a trio of women musicians, will provide rousing tunes for the day.
The group offers a lively blend of guitar music, fiddling, dancing and folk songs. They have performed at such Milwaukee venues as the Coffee House at the Miramar and Music on Kinnickinnic.
Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature traditional Irish fare and a ham dinner from Bunzels Catering. Cost will be $15. Reservations are required. The event is open to the public.
The chocolate making process, how to pair chocolate with food and beverages and—best of all—chocolates to taste— will be featured at the tea on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m.
Julie Waterman, owner and founder of Indulgence Chocolatiers, will talk about her company’s history and how it makes its chocolates. She will cover creating unique flavors and related topics. Julie will also provide chocolates for members to taste.
Wauwatosa Chocolatiers, 6538 W. North Ave., is one of the three Indulgence shops in the Milwaukee area. Along with handmade chocolates, the East Tosa chocolate and ice cream shop features a full scoop of locally made ice cream with an array of decadent toppings. The other two shops are in Walker’s Point and Shorewood.
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Jan. 29, at email@example.com so that an appropriate amount of chocolate can be provided.
Creating a framed Letter Art Masterpiece will be the club’s Craft and Relax project on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m.
The class will make a picture featuring a name, an encouraging word such as “family” or “Joy,” or a first or last name. Up to seven letters can be used. Participants can personalize their art with a word that has special meaning to them.
Cost is $25 and all materials are furnished. Make your check payable to Wauwatosa Woman’s Club and send to Wauwatosa Woman’s Club, 1626 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, 53213. Include the word you want on the picture. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 1.
The club will host its second Zumba fitness FUNdraiser on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Zumba is a dance fitness program based on Latin music. Yoga also will be offered this year, in the second half of the event.
The Zumba instructor will be Lynette Ryan, a licensed Zumba instructor from the Wisconsin Athletic Club. She will teach at the beginner level and participants will be able to move at their own pace. Yoga is sponsored by Inner Light Yoga Studios, and will be led by instructor and long-time Tosa resident Haley Picotte-Stozek.
The event will include healthy snacks from Outpost Natural Foods, sports beverage Aspire giveaways and a health and fitness raffle.
Cost is $20 and registration is required. The total event length will be about two hours. Yoga mats will be available, but participants should bring their own if they have one already.
You may register online or by calling (414) 257-9935. To register online, click here. Payment will be collected at the door either in cash/check or by credit card.
Club members will meet a special group of the US Army’s best fighters at the Jan. 19 meeting at 1 p.m. Vietnam dog handler Jerry Witt will present “War Dogs,” a program about dogs in the military. Guest dogs and their owners who have served in the military will also be on hand.
Jerry will share his experiences serving with the dogs and discuss the breeds used in combat. He will describe the important role these animals fulfill for our country and recount their stories.
Proceeds from the war dog presentations are donated to projects benefiting veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). No reservations are necessary. There is no charge and the event is open to the public.
The shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a freighter that disappeared into a stormy Lake Superior in 1975, will be explored at the club’s luncheon meeting on Jan. 5, beginning at noon.
Rochelle Pennington, an award-winning newspaper columnist and author, will be the speaker. She will delve into the various theories and opposing views of dive detectives who are still trying to solve the mystery of what led to the demise of the ship and its 29-man crew.
To this day, the Fitzgerald remains the largest sunken ship in the Great Lakes.
It is also the most known wreck on the Great Lakes because, in large part, of Gordon Lightfoot’s haunting ballad about the drowned ship.
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Milwaukee owned the ship and named the freighter after the company’s president, Edmund Fitzgerald. He came from a family of men who were veterans in Great Lakes shipping.
The event is open to the public and the cost is $15. Registration is required.
Representatives of the Little Read Book will review some of the best of today’s bestsellers at the club’s next tea, Thursday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m.
No reservations are necessary and guests are welcome.
They also will recommend some of their favorite books. Copies will be available for sale along with Christmas-ready children’s books. (Cash, credit or checks accepted.)
The Little Read Book, 7603 W. State St., has been part of the Village of Wauwatosa for 30 years.